Kenosha Public Library Foundation, Inc. presented the Inaugural Library Legacy Gala on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Simmons Library in Kenosha, WI. Betsy Brown and the late Howard Brown were honored at this event. The Rick Embach Trio provided musical entertainment and fire dancers performed outdoors.
On September 26, 2017, Downtown Kenosha, Inc. (DKI) hosted its annual State of the Downtown Address at the GFWC Woman's Club of Kenosha. Speakers included Nicole Thomsen, DKI Executive Director; Ted Matkom, WI Market President, Gorman & Co.; Kevin Ervin, DKI President; Mayor John Antaramian; and Lacy Beasley, President and COO, Retail Strategies.
We're happy to share some wonderful news from our friends at the Kenosha Public Library: Reserve your tickets to a stylish, Great Gatsby-inspired evening of festivities at the historic Simmons Library on Saturday, October 7th. On this night, the Kenosha Public Library Foundation will highlight the contributions of its extremely dedicated community members. This year the honored guest will be Betsy Brown, accepting the Library Legacy Award on behalf of herself and her late husband, Howard.
The evening will present music, wine, beer, and champagne, and fabulous small plates and desserts from Sazzy B. Silent auction items will include four Disney passes and other coveted pieces. The night will close with a stunning fire-dancer show.
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oOur friends at Big Brothers Big Sister of Racine and Kenosha Counties have a fun evening planned for Saturday, September 23, 2017 when they host The Big Jam at the Thirsty Horse Pub and Grill, 12711 Bristol Road in Kenosha, WI. The event will feature bags tournaments, raffles, live music and music with a DJ. Proceeds benefit this organization's one-to-one mentoring programs for children in Racine and Kenosha Counties. Last year, they worked with almost 200 boys and girls, ages 6-18. For more information, visit www.beabignow.org/
The Shalom Center held a building dedication and open house of its new facility at 4214 39th Avenue on Thursday, September 7, 2017. This nonprofit organization responds to the food, shelter and support service needs of the homeless and low-income population of Kenosha. Congratulations to the staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers at the Shalom Center. Learn more about this organization by visiting their website: shalomcenter.org/
The 2017 edition of the HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival welcomed many music lovers to the lakefront in Kenosha, Wisconsin for an afternoon of great tunes and great food, featuring the Cooking Studio. This festival is presented by the Mahone Fund, a component of the Kenosha Community Foundation. For more, go to mahonefund.org
Our friends at the Hope Council on Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse shared news of this upcoming conference with us. We are helping to promote it, so that more people may benefit from information they would receive at this event, taking place on October 6th at Racine's Gateway Technical College Campus Conference Center. Go to gtc.edu/help-hope to register.
We're excited to share the news about the 2017 HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival, brought to you by the Mahone Fund. Headliner is Euge Groove, smooth jazz saxophonist, who's worked with the Tower of Power and Tina Turner. See him along with an international mix of smooth and Latin jazz, Chicago-style blues, and reggae musicians on August 19th on the lakefront in Kenosha, WI. Also, don't miss the popular Cooking Studio with its interactive chef demonstration, presenting a New Orleans-style cuisine. Find out more at mahonefund.org
HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival is a signature entertainment event in Kenosha, WI in the month of August. Ticketholders are receiving much more than great music by internationally-known artists, they are helping the Mahone Fund to carry out their mission. The Mahone Fund provides educational opportunities for economically and academically deserving youth and supports healthy initiatives in communities of color. Spend a few minutes with Ardis Mahone-Mosely and Teri Jacobsen as they tell you more about this event and then learn more at mahonefund.org.
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